Patents Assigned to COLOPL, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11882172
    Abstract: A program causes a processor to carry out: a step of defining a virtual space including a web browser; a step of providing web content on the web browser based on an access to a URL address, a step of providing the web content displayed on the web browser as a 360-degree web content developed in the virtual space based on a first operation input of a user; a step of controlling a field-of-view from a virtual camera arranged in the virtual space in accordance with a movement of a head of the user; and a step of displaying a field-of-view image corresponding to the field-of-view on an image display apparatus associated with the head of the user. The web content and the 360-degree web content are web screens for selecting moving image content to be reproduced from one or more pieces of moving image content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Sawaki, Eita Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20220379198
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a game program causing a processor of a terminal device used by a user to execute: displaying an indication object 50 including an indication relating to a shot of a ball 31; receiving a first input operation performed by the user on a display screen; determining a position of a moving object 40 based on the first input operation; moving the moving object 40 toward the indication object 50 when the first input operation is released; and executing the shot in accordance with a release position of the first input operation and the indication determined by a positional relationship between the indication object 50 and the moving object after movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: COLOPL, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsubasa FUKUTSUKA, Ryoji TSUNODA
  • Publication number: 20220314121
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a game program causing a processor of a terminal device used by a user to execute: displaying a first object including an indication relating to a shot of a ball; receiving an input operation of the user; displaying a second object that moves in accordance with the input operation; and executing the shot in accordance with the indication determined by a positional relationship between the first object and the second object that has moved in accordance with the input operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: COLOPL, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsubasa FUKUTSUKA, Chikara KITAMURA
  • Patent number: 11358052
    Abstract: A method includes acquiring position information of a user. The method further includes receiving an input operation designating a position range that enables configuring a game parameter in map data usable in a game. The method further includes advancing a game such that, when the acquired position information is in the position range based on the game parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Naruatsu Baba
  • Patent number: 11074737
    Abstract: A system including a non-transitory computer readable medium configured to store instructions thereon; and a processor. The processor is configured to execute the instructions for defining a virtual space associated with a first user, wherein the virtual space comprises a first region and a first avatar. The processor is configured to execute the instructions for causing the first avatar to enter the first region based on received first input; and moving the first avatar within the first region in response to a received second input. The processor is configured to execute the instructions for registering charging information the received second input; and removing the first avatar from the first region in response to a received third input. The processor is configured to execute the instructions for performing charging-related processing, in accordance with the registered charging information, in response to removing the first avatar from the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Kento Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10936149
    Abstract: A method includes providing a virtual space to a first user via a head-mounted device (HMD) including a display. The virtual space includes a first avatar associated with the first user, a character object operable based on an input operation on a controller, a second avatar associated with a second user, and a virtual camera defining a field-of-view image to be provided to the HMD. The method further includes determining a viewpoint mode. In a first viewpoint mode the virtual camera is associated with a viewpoint of the first avatar. In a second viewpoint mode the virtual camera is associated with a viewpoint of the character object. The viewpoint is determined based on at least one of an input operation determined in advance on the controller or a state of the controller. The method includes providing the field-of-view image via the HMD in accordance with the determined viewpoint mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Atsushi Inomata
  • Patent number: 10894211
    Abstract: A method including defining a virtual space. The virtual space contains a first player character associated with a first user, a second player character associated with a second user, and virtual points of view for defining field-of-view images to be provided to a first HMD associated with the first user and to a second HMD associated with the second user. The method includes identifying first and second parts of the second player character. The method includes moving the first part in synchronization with a detected movement of the second user. The method includes displaying the second part in connection with a detected movement of the first part. The method includes setting a first transparency rate of the first part and a second transparency rate of the second part. A transparency rate of at least a portion of the second part is greater than the transparency rate of the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Sawaki
  • Patent number: 10860089
    Abstract: A method includes defining a virtual space including a virtual camera. The method further includes displaying on a head-mounted device a field of view in the virtual space based on a location of the virtual camera in the virtual space. The method further includes moving the field of view by updating the image displayed on the head-mounted device. Moving of the field of view includes moving the field of view at a first speed. Moving of the field of view further includes moving the field of view at a second speed slower than the first speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Atsushi Inomata
  • Patent number: 10776991
    Abstract: A method of providing a virtual experience to a user includes identifying a plurality of virtual objects. The method further includes detecting a position of a part of the user's body other than the user's head. The method further includes detecting a reference line of sight of the user. The method further includes setting an extension direction for a first virtual object of the plurality of virtual objects based on a direction of the reference line of sight. The method further includes setting a region for a first virtual object of the plurality of virtual objects, wherein the region comprises a part extending in the extension direction. The method further includes determining whether the first virtual object and a virtual representation of the part of the body have touched based on a positional relationship between the region and a position of the virtual representation of the part of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Shuhei Terahata
  • Patent number: 10719911
    Abstract: A method includes defining a virtual space including a virtual camera; an operation object; and a target object. The method includes detecting a position of a head-mounted device and a position of a part of a body other than a head. The method includes moving the virtual camera in accordance with movement of the head-mounted device. The method includes moving the operation object in accordance with movement of the part of the body. The method includes selecting the target object in accordance with movement of the operation object. Selecting the target object includes correcting a direction or a position of the target object based on a positional relationship between the operation object and the target object; and associating the target object, the corrected direction or the corrected position, with the operation object. The method includes moving the target object in accordance with movement of the operation object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventors: Yuki Kono, Ippei Kondo, Takeshi Kada
  • Patent number: 10713834
    Abstract: A method includes defining a virtual space comprising a first avatar and a second avatar, wherein the first avatar is associated with a first user, and the second avatar is associated with a second user. The method further includes receiving a first input from the first user. The method further includes performing charging-related processing based on the received first input. The method further includes requesting a performance by the second avatar in response to performance of the charging-related processing. The method further includes detecting a motion of the second user in response to the requesting of the performance. The method further includes moving the second avatar in accordance with detected motion of the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Kento Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10668369
    Abstract: A method including acquiring positional information for identifying a position of a terminal associated with a first player. The method further includes acquiring a map corresponding to a predetermined region having the position as a center of the map. The method further includes progressing a game associated with the first player based on the positional information and the map. The method further includes acquiring facility information for identifying a facility contained in the map. The method further includes setting a game parameter corresponding to the first player based on the facility information. The method further includes progressing the game based on the game parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Atsushi Inomata
  • Patent number: 10664950
    Abstract: A method includes defining a virtual space including a virtual camera; an operation object; and a target object. The method includes detecting a position of a head-mounted device and a position of a part of a body other than a head. The method includes moving the virtual camera in accordance with movement of the head-mounted device. The method includes moving the operation object in accordance with movement of the part of the body. The method includes selecting the target object in accordance with movement of the operation object. Selecting the target object includes correcting a direction or a position of the target object based on a positional relationship between the operation object and the target object; and associating the target object, the corrected direction or the corrected position, with the operation object. The method includes moving the target object in accordance with movement of the operation object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventors: Yuki Kono, Ippei Kondo, Takeshi Kada
  • Patent number: 10609437
    Abstract: A method of providing content using a head-mounted device. The method includes receiving, by a terminal configured to display a screen for logging in to the application, input of user identification information by a user, wherein the user identification information associates the user with a first application. The method further includes receiving, by the terminal, when authentication using the user identification information is successful, a login key for logging in to a content providing service by the first application. The method further includes transmitting, by the terminal, based on input of a login instruction using the login key by the user wearing the head-mounted device, the login key to a server. The method further includes receiving, by the terminal, from the server, content viewable in a head-mounted display mode following successful authentication using the login key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Norihiro Kubo
  • Patent number: 10607398
    Abstract: A display control method for execution by a system including a head-mounted device. The display control method includes generating virtual space data for defining a three-dimensional virtual space. The display control method further includes displaying a visual-field image on the head-mounted device based on a visual field of the virtual space data. The display control method further includes updating the visual-field image in response to a detected movement of the head-mounted device exceeding a threshold. Updating the visual-field image includes changing a scale of an object in the virtual space by adjusting an angular range of the visual-field image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventors: Takanori Yoshioka, Taichiro Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 10599286
    Abstract: A method includes defining a virtual space. The virtual space comprises a first avatar object, a first character object, a second avatar object, and a second character object. The method includes defining a plurality of operation modes for operating the virtual space. The method includes moving, in accordance with an operation of the virtual space by the first user being executed in the first mode, the first character object in accordance with the input to the first controller. The method includes moving, in accordance with an operation of the virtual space by the first user being executed in the second mode, the first avatar object based on the input to the first controller. The method includes generating a visual-field image in accordance with a motion of a head-mounted device (HMD) associated with the first user. The method includes displaying the visual-field image on the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Atsushi Inomata
  • Patent number: 10589176
    Abstract: A method of providing a virtual space. The method includes defining a virtual space by a processor. The method further includes displaying a field of view of the virtual space on a head mounted display device. The method further includes detecting, by the processor, a motion of the user wearing the head mounted display device. The method further includes determining, by the processor, a flying direction for an object in the virtual space in response to the detected motion. The method further includes flying, by the processor, the object within the virtual space in accordance with the flying direction. The method further includes moving, by the processor, the field of view in the flying direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventors: Yuki Kono, Naruatsu Baba
  • Patent number: 10573062
    Abstract: A method including defining a virtual space for immersing a user. The method further includes defining a field of view of a head mounted display. The method further includes generating an image of the field of view based on the virtual space that is visually recognizable by the user. The method further includes updating the image of the field of view in synchronization with movement of the head mounted display. The method further includes generating the image of the field of view including a guiding region which covers a part of the virtual space for guiding a sight line of the user when the image of the field of view is updated without synchronization with the movement of the head mounted display. The method further includes displaying the image of the field of view on the head mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Takao Kashihara
  • Patent number: 10564801
    Abstract: A method includes defining a virtual space containing an avatar object and the avatar object includes a virtual head and a virtual body. The method includes receiving first information, wherein the first information contains information indicating a relationship between a first direction indicating a direction in which a real body is facing and a second direction indicating a direction in which a real head is facing. The method includes determining in which of a first mode or a second mode the avatar object is to be controlled. The method includes controlling the avatar object without synchronizing movement of the virtual head and movement of the virtual body in response the first mode being set. The method includes controlling the avatar object so that the movement of the virtual head and the movement of the virtual body are synchronized with each other in response the second mode being set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Naruatsu Baba
  • Patent number: 10567818
    Abstract: A video content distribution system including a user terminal and a content management server connected via a communication network. The content management server continues transmitting field-of-view video data associated with a first viewpoint to the user terminal at least for a time period from the time when a transmission unit transmits a viewpoint switch request signal for requesting a switch from the first viewpoint to a second viewpoint to the time when a reception unit receives field-of-view video data associated with the second viewpoint. In response to the reception unit receiving the viewpoint switch request signal, a viewing stop time determining unit determines a first viewing stop time at which viewing display stops displaying the field-of-view video from the first viewpoint, and a viewing start time determining unit determines a second viewing start time at which the display start displaying the field-of-view video from the second viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Kento Nakashima